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Blue Heron Custom Tours

275 Staples Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-1836
+1 415-337-1874
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Wonderful tour.

Had a great day with Rick who took us on an all day tour . First time visit to San Francisco so we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
michelle c
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Firstime in San Francisco

Rick is the absolute best tour guide! We booked 2 separate half day tours and could not have been... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Private, custom tours in and around San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Muir Woods and Sausalito, Monterey and Carmel, the California coast, and other destinations in Northern California. Each tour is customized so you visit the sights you want to see. Go where you want to go!
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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275 Staples Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112-1836
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day with Rick who took us on an all day tour . First time visit to San Francisco so we were keen to pack it all in and see the sights we were interested in . The morning was filled with a...More

Thank michelle c
BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods and that you got a preview of the triathlon course. Good luck with the race this summer. When you next come this way for vacation,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rick is the absolute best tour guide! We booked 2 separate half day tours and could not have been happier. Rick is very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable not only of the highlight areas, but also some of the finer things about the City By The...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the very kind words and for taking the time to share your thoughts with other TripAdvisor members. I am glad you enjoyed your tours of San Francisco and Muir Woods & Sausalito. I hope you get to return sooner than later to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide we originally contacted was double booked so he referred us to Rick for our excursion to Muir Woods and Sausilto. We were surprised how he was quickly able to remember everyone's first name and refer to us by name throughout the morning....More

Thank Debbie M
BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed you enjoyed your tour to Muir Woods and Sausalito. I think the redwoods are one of California's special attractions. Being a photographer's son, photos are never far from my mind. I always try to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have completed 2 tours with Rick during our stay, one city tour & one to Muir Woods & Sausilto. From the time of booking Rick made everything very easy. He was very knowledgeable of the areas we visited which really...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your very kind words. I am glad your family and you enjoyed your tours of San Francisco and Muir Woods. When you head back this way, please let me know if I may...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Rick is awesome. My husband and I only had 1/2 a day to see San Francisco a place neither of us had ever visited. Rick showed us everything possible and had so much information about the area to share. He also gave use some great...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

I greatly appreciate your taking the time to post a review. Thanks much. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope you get to return as there much more to see and do in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Reviewed 29 November 2017

I highly recommend this company for anyone visiting San Francisco and surrounding area. Our 3,5 hr private tour of the city\ worth every penny, and we are glad we had an opportunity to learn so much new from Rick. Rick is a pleasure to learn...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with out TripAdvisor readers. I am glad your family and you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. Come back and see us again.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Rick is fantastic. My wife and I booked a tour with him in advance of a long weekend to San Francisco. We were supposed to go to Muir Woods and Sonoma and he had done a great job of getting everything set up in advance....More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you for posting a review and for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your tour even though the fires prevented you from visiting wine country. I have taken guests to the Napa Valley since your trip. Most of the wineries have reopened...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

We, 4 of us, did a half day with Rick (Blue Heron). I have been to SF a few times but the others hadn't. Rick did an outstanding job of taking us to many of the sites he could squeeze in during our half day...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with other TripAdvisor members. Also, thanks for posting some of your photos on the Blue Heron TripAdvisor listing. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope you enjoyed your tour of Alcatraz as well. Come...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We have done three tours with Rick and each has been unique and fabulous. He makes San Francisco and the surrounding areas come to life. Rick has very deep knowledge and lots of great stories plus the ability to tweak the tour on the fly...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for the very kind words and for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of San Francisco. I hope you liked seeing the Golden Fire Hydrant and the pirate supply store. I only get to show...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This review is way overdue. My husband and friends used Blue Heron for a private ride and tour to Muir Woods while we were in San Francisco. Rick was so knowledgeable, and I mean about everything! We asked him questions about traveling to Sonoma and...More

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BlueHeronSF, Owner at Blue Heron Custom Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is greatly appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your tour of Muir Woods as well as your time in wine country. When you next head this way, please let me know if I may...More

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786cabrera
13 May 2017|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
It was good talking with you. Sorry this isn't going to work out. Come back when you have more time.
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Nicki B
Hi! I wanted to check and see if you are available for a private Napa/Sonoma wine tour for 2 on Friday, December 11th? I have a few other questions that I was not able to get the answers to from the amazing customer comments the have been left! -What kind of vehicle? -What is the cost? -We will be staying at the Le Meridian in SF (Downtown). Do you pick up/drop off from there? -Do you have wineries that you recommend or a prefixed tour? We would want to go to at least 3. -It would be great if there was a recommendation of lunch as well to incorporate with the tour. -If we wanted to go to Muir Woods along with the wine tour, how many hours do you think we would need? We want to be very relaxed and not rushed at all.What would be the cost with the added trip to Muir Woods? I look forward to your response and hope you are not already booked for the 11th! Thank you in advance! Happy Thanksgiving! Nicki Barn
26 November 2015|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
Nicki, Thank you for contacting Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel. I would be happy to take you on a tour of Muir Woods and wine country on December 11. I can pick you up at Le Meridien at the time of your choosing, take... More
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robin3NewYork
31 May 2015|
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Response from BlueHeronSF | Property representative |
My rates vary depending on the tour you want to do and the number of people in your party. You can see full rate information on the Blue Heron website. Just click on the website link on the TripAdvisor listing and then... More
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